March 4, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the announcement of a coronavirus emergency funding deal:
As part of the overall emergency response to the coronavirus, the USGLC commends bipartisan Congressional leaders for committing essential resources for the State Department and USAID to address the global fight.
The rapid spread of COVID-19, now appearing in more than 80 countries, is a sobering reminder that a deadly virus threat anywhere is a deadly threat everywhere. As the world rallies to stop yet another infectious disease, it is a stark warning that the U.S. must not only respond to the current crisis but also lead the way on global health security – boosting global preparedness and strengthening local health systems to prevent the next pandemic before it reaches our shores.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.